style series

S2 Episode 2: Red Ales

What makes a red ale? Perhaps it’s the colour? Maybe it’s low levels of bitterness and hop aromas? Maybe it is slightly creamier, roastier, and fuller-bodied with a hint of fruit than others? Maybe it’s all made up, and the points don’t matter. We’ll fight about it anyway. Game on! Thandi, Lisa, Katie, and Bean…

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Episode 30: IPA

Share and compare memories of the IPA craze with Thandi, Lisa, and Christina. What a proliferation of beer “IPA” describes today! East coast, west coast, double, triple, red, rye, session, micro, brut, Belgian, hazy, fresh-hopped, dry-hopped… and more hopped.  Dip into some 1700s and 1800s IPA history. Though it was recommended to British brewers to…

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Episode 29: Wheat Beers

Discover some miraculous German beer engineering with Lisa, Thandi, and Katie. Is it the wheat? Is it the yeast? Is it the finely tuned temperatures or the exact time for which they are held? Come appreciate a finely crafted wheat style or two with us. You may never look at a glass of beer with…

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Episode 24: Sours

A must-listen for interested beer drinkers dipping their toes into the sour styles. Carolyn, Sarah, Thandi, and Lisa help you sort your Goses from your Gueuzes, your Brettanomyces from your Saccharomyces, your primary fermentation from your secondary fermentation. Low in hops, high in pucker, we talk flavour from barnyard hay to cherry syrup. And perhaps…

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